Monday, October 3, 2011

What Am I Reading Now?

Well, that was a very satisfying last read. But then, Georgette Heyer always is. :-) I loved revisiting The Reluctant Widow and need to reread some more GH titles, soon. But for now I'm moving onto a series that I've heard much about and have been wanting to read for a long while, but am only now making a start: The Free Men & Dreamers series, by L.C. Lewis. This is a series of historical novels that cover the years following the American Revolution through the War of 1812. I've never read a novel about the War of 1812 before, so I'm excited to explore this era of American history!

The first title in this series is Dark Sky at Dawn. Here's the back cover blurb:

It is a dangerous time for America. The years following the signing of the Constitution have been riddled with British aggressions aimed at breaking the will of the young government. Trade restrictions tear at its economy while British ships attack and kidnap Americans at sea, refusing to acknowledge thier American citizenship. Washington, Franklin, and Hamilton have died. Their inspired dream is now entrusted to their aged and war-weary peers and to the succeeding generations-men and women, born in liberty, who are prepared to sacrifice their lives in its defense. But the divisive evils of greed, slavery, and class distinction cast a dark cloud over the promise WE THE PEOPLE, even as war talk rattles the governing halls. American declars a war to reconfirm her independence. . .war to protect her more perfect union: The War of 1812.

Stop by on Tuesday to read a Tuesday Teaser from Dark Sky at Dawn.

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